Of course, there's still that whole Microsoft-Yahoo deal that could shake things up, at least behind the scenes. But it's still far from being approved: The U.S. Department of Justice is now said to be reviewing the partnership proposal, as are antitrust regulators in Europe. The Microsoft-Yahoo romance may or may not ever make it to the altar.
If all else fails, there's always the possibility of some good old-fashioned Microsoft-style bribery to bring the deal to fruition. Or the two companies could turn to Yahoo's latest strategy and start haphazardly tossing around exclamation points to see what falls where. Hey, you never know.
For now, though, we'll just have to stick a question mark at the end of this saga. Sorry, Yahoo.